The month was October 2019. As I sat in London being filmed for an interview, I could not have envisaged the oncoming global pandemic that would come to dominate 2020 and 2021. Many of the challenges that I talked about then have not merely persisted but have grown even larger and more pervasive.
We may talk about them less because the world is in survival mode amidst the biggest crisis since World War II. But when the fortunate day eventually comes that we overcome the challenges of Coronavirus, the world cannot simply sit back. A day of reckoning with the four major challenges that we will continue to face in a post-COVID world is well overdue.